People suffering from HIV can take cannabis oil to help them manage the disease and to lessen the side effects. Cannabis oil is also useful to reduce the side effects of the anti-retroviral medication for HIV (ARV’s). ARV’s do a good job to conquer the virus but they cannot cure the patient. ARV’s slow down the virus but they too have side effects: loss of bone density, extreme diarrhea and loss of intellectual facilities. HIV tends to take over the body, living off the immune system until there is nothing left to fight infections and disease. ARVs cannot cure the HIV in the brain which means most patients suffer from some kind of cognitive damage.
This is where cannabis oil comes in to assist with managing HIV. Cannabis consists of many different cannabinoids which are known to cure cancer and to assist patients manage their intake of chemotherapy. Cannabinoids can step in where the ARV’s cannot work. HIV drugs have to be taken regularly, in the same dosages, at the same time of day – or they will not work. And they are super-expensive. If a patient does not take his ARV’s it can create drug-resistance which then can be transferred to other people. This spreads drug-resistant HIV which means those people will die. Some ARV’s cause hallucinations and some people who do not have HIV are using ARV’s to get high. Doctors are desperate for another, easier method to treat HIV patients.
Cannabis scientists are now developing a cannabinoid-based drug that will work within the HIV patient’s brain to relieve the cognitive weaknesses. Studies have shown that cannabis oils can benefit HIV patients as they relieve nerve pain, inflammation, depression, insomnia and the actual spread of the virus itself. When patients took tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) they experienced less density of the HIV virus in their bodies and less inflammation in their tissues. Medical cannabis could just be the therapy needed for HIV patients.
Many HIV patients have turned to cannabis oil to treat the symptoms of their HIV. The cannabis oil lessens their nausea, vomiting, lack of sleep, lack of appetite, pain and inflammation. It makes them feel so much better so something good is happening. In actual fact, the cannabis oil stops their illness from getting any worse! When the HIV patient takes THC, the HIV infected cells cannot take on this foreign substance and the HIV fails to develop into AIDS. The immune system rallies a bit and patients have hope for longer lives.
HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and it needs to treated before it kills the person’s immune system. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. When the immune system is totally destroyed, the patient is then diagnosed with AIDS, because they get many illnesses. They can no longer fight infection and will eventually die. When someone gets HIV they need to take medication and make a complete lifestyle change.
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